Associate Professor Philip Seddon
- Director, Wildlife Management Programme
- ECOL 211 Ecology of Communities Ecosystems
- WILM 402 Techniques of Wildlife Management
- WILM 403 Practice of Wildlife Management
- WILM 406 Conservation Biology for Wildlife Management
- ZOOL 417 Harvest Management
- ZOOL 319 Conservation Biology
- Restoration of threatened species
- Ecology of mammalian pest species
- Seabird, specifically penguin, ecology
- Assessment of the impacts of nature-based tourism
- Reintroduction Biology, including Assisted Colonisation and other Conservation Introductions
- Conservation Good News - a book project with Wiley & Sons Ltd to compile conservation success stories from around the globe.
- Application of remote sensing, GIS and GPS technology to quantify spatial ecology at all scales (current collaboration and student co-supervision with Tony Moore (School of Surveying), Peter Whigham (Information Science), Tim Molteno (Physics), Kath Dickinson (Botany).
- Conservation Management of native species (current/recent collaborative and student projects include work on black stilt (kaki), brown teal (pateke), buff weka, robins, kaka, black-billed gulls, yellow-eyed penguins, grand and Otago skinks.
- Assessment, mitigation and management of human/tourism influences on seabirds.
- Strategic planning for wildlife reintroductions in collaboration with the IUCN Re-introduction Specialist Group.
- Recent Book: Ewen, Armstrong, Parker and Seddon (Eds) 2012. Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management. Wiley-Blackwell www.wiley.com/buy/978-1-4443-6156-8
Current and Recent Postgraduate Students
- Junichi Sugishita (PhD): Foraging ecology of Northern Royal Albatross
- Debbie Armstrong (PhD): Resource selection by Pateke (Brown Teal)
- Keith Payne (PhD): GPS tags in wildlife management
- Wray Grimoldi (PhD): Environmental drivers of disease in Adelie penguins
- Sanne Boessenkool (PhD): Genetic basis for management of Yellow-eyed Penguins
- Ursula Ellenberg (PhD): Physiological, behavioural and reproductive responses to human disturbance in penguins.
- Konnie Gebauer (PhD): Spatially explicit population models for grand skinks
- Georgina Pickerell (PhD): Investigating interactive effects of island characteristics and water flow on predation risk to nesting black-fronted terns.
- Mariano Recio (PhD): Spatial ecology of feral domestic cats and European hedgehogs
- Mike Thorsen (PhD): Changes to plant recruitment patterns as result of loss of dispersal agents
- Jim Watts (MSc): Post-release dispersal, survival and habitat selection by Buff Weka
- Aviva Stein (MSc): Lifetime reproductive success of Yellow-eyed Penguin
- Melanie Young (MSc): Influence of marine-based stochasticity of productivity of Yellow-eyed Penguins